Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community

Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community

The Secretary General of the Caribbean Community is the Chief Executive Officer of the Community and the head of its principal administrative organ, the CARICOM Secretariat.

According to both the Original [] and Revised [] Treaty of Chaguaramas, the Secretary-General is appointed by the Conference of Heads of Government, on the recommendation of the Community Council of Ministers (and previously the Common Market Council in the Original Treaty), for a term not exceeding five years and may be reappointed by the Conference.

The Secretary-General, subject to the Organs of the Community and in accordance with various regulations, performs the following functions:
* representing the Community;
* developing, as mandated, decisions of competent Organs of the Community into implementable proposals;
* identifying and mobilising, as required, external resources to implement decisions at the regional level and undertake studies and develop decisions on relevant issues into implementable proposals;
* implementing, as mandated, decisions at the regional level for the achievement of Community objectives;
* implementing, with the consent of the Member State concerned, Community decisions which do not require legislative or administrative action by national authorities;
* monitoring and reporting on, as mandated, implementation of Community decisions;
* initiating or developing proposals for consideration and decision by the competent Organs in order to achieve Community objectives
* and such other functions assigned by the Conference or other competent Organs.

The current Secretary-General is Edwin W. Carrington (Trinidad and Tobago) who was appointed in 1992.


The Secretaries-General of the Community have been:

#William Demas, (Trinidad and Tobago), 1973 to 1974;
#Sir Alister McIntyre, (Grenada), 1974 to August 1977;
#Joseph Tyndall, (Guyana), (acting Secretary-General), August 1977 to August 1978;
#Kurleigh King (Barbados), November 1978 to September 1983;
#Roderick Rainford (Jamaica), September 1983 to August 1992;
#Edwin W. Carrington (Trinidad and Tobago), August 1992 to the present.

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